Wonderful Women Interview with Stylist & Founder of Wardrobe Doctor, Lauren Jobling
I have worked within the fashion industry, in some shape or form, for the past 7 years and my passion runs deep! I’ve always had a love for style and started to dress myself from a very young age. Everyone was always on at me to become a personal stylist, but in my mind there was no way I could do it! What a suggestion! But in March this year, I thought it was about time to take the risk. I started Wardrobe Doctor with the idea to help women find their style identity, feel great in what they wear and declutter at the same time!
Describe a typical day for you?
A typical day involves scouring Instagram for style inspiration and new brands I can introduce my clients too. If I have a booking that day, I will spend 3 hours or more, with a client refreshing their wardrobe and styling them. Other times, I am on the look- out for new content to produce for my followers. I also spend a lot of time eating biscuits….
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
My biggest achievements so far have been styling the gorgeous Chloe-Jasmine, getting the opportunity to work with you and helping my clients feel empowered in what they wear. It’s always great to receive feedback from clients saying they have taken my advice and created outfits out of my suggestions! Such a motivation…if they’re happy, I’m happy….
What’s in your handbag/ satchel?
Laptop, phone, purse, ear phones (tech geek), MAC lipstick, Organics Calm Cream (hate commuting) and I’m never without a bottle of water!
What are your ambitions in life?
My biggest ambition is to style around the world! I would love to travel and detox celebrity wardrobes. I would also love to expand the business and hire staff to help style the nation!!
What do you wish you’d known at the start of your career you now know?
How hard it would be. I think I was a bit naïve and impatient, now I know that you have to have patience.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
With a full blown client list and styling schedule that blows my mind!
What advice would you give a budding stylist?
Be patient, this industry is hard – don’t give up, it just takes, hard work, patience and passion.